Tuesday, 28 March, 2023
TopicOxygen cylinders

Topic: Oxygen cylinders

Modi govt urges states to conduct mock drills, ensure full functionality of oxygen equipment

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked to ensure that the gap between equipment and systems delivered to the districts & installed at healthcare facilities is reduced to zero

Delhi Police busts racket that promised oxygen cylinders in 2nd wave, made Rs 1.4 cr in 15 days

Delhi Police conducted intensive investigation for 6 months, arrested 2 kingpins from Bihar — a PhD student who teaches in a coaching institute, and an MCA degree holder.

Need legal advice on dealing with Covid fraud? These lawyer groups promise to help for free

Lawyers against Covifraud and India pro bono lawyers are among the groups that have organised through social media to offer advice and aid to victims of pandemic-related frauds.

To avoid ‘Delhi-like’ crisis, Tamil Nadu’s ‘oxygen war room’ is working 24×7 to ensure supply

Working since 6 May, the war room in Chennai services 200 hospitals and nursing homes, tracking stocks and coordinating with suppliers and police to ensure no delays.

Funeral queues, grieving families, gasping patients — these photos tell how Delhi is suffering

I have never seen a crematorium this full, people waiting in queues for hours. A worker told me how two families abandoned the bodies, fearing for own lives standing amid burning pyres.

What’s behind Delhi’s O2 crisis? A critical calculation Kejriwal & Modi govts forgot to make

This missing crucial element is why central govt’s policy for allocation of medical oxygen to states and UTs was labelled flawed by Supreme Court, which called for a 'complete revamp'. 

Centre vs Centre — oxygen quota stokes public spat between PGIMER and Chandigarh admin

PGIMER alleged Chandigarh administration had blocked its access to oxygen, while the latter accused the premier hospital of 'illegally' accessing supplies beyond its allocation.

Govt fast-tracks import of oxygen cylinders, Indian firms warn it could lead to poor quality

To mitigate the ban on use of industrial oxygen, the approval process for global manufacturers has been made completely virtual, cutting down the time from six weeks to a few days.

Delhi HC asks Centre why it shouldn’t face contempt for failing to supply oxygen to Delhi

The two-judge bench rejected the Centre's submission that Delhi was not entitled to 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in light of existing medical infrastructure.

17 ‘triggering’ images, each tells story of Delhi’s Covid disaster that a thousand words can’t

For well over a week, the same old story has been playing out in the national capital — of deaths, few hospital beds and a city gasping for breath.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.